These Are The World’s Oldest And Youngest Countries, By Median Age

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The median age is a single indicator of the age distribution of a population – where half the population is older and half is younger than the listed age.

It can help government and private companies plan for age-specific demand for goods and services from the resident population.

In the chart below, Visual Capitalist’s Pallavi Rao visualizes the world’s oldest and youngest countries by median age, based on 2024 estimates from the CIA World Factbook.

Ranked: Countries by Median Age in 2024

Monaco and Japan – two countries with high life expectancies and low birth rates -`have some of the highest median ages (50+) in the world.

A high median age is indicative of an aging population. Without policy support, this can lead to economic ramifications.

Here are the median ages of 200+ countries and territories in the world.

Rank Country/Territory Median Age
1 🇲🇨 Monaco 57
2 🇵🇲 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 51
3 🇯🇵 Japan 50
4 🇦🇩 Andorra 49
5 🇮🇹 Italy 48
6 🇧🇱 Saint Barthelemy 47
7 🇭🇰 Hong Kong 47
8 🇪🇸 Spain 47
9 🇩🇪 Germany 47
10 🇬🇷 Greece 47
11 🇵🇹 Portugal 46
12 🇸🇮 Slovenia 46
13 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 46
14 🇸🇲 San Marino 46
15 🇰🇷 South Korea 46
16 🇷🇴 Romania 46
17 🇱🇻 Latvia 46
18 🇱🇹 Lithuania 45
19 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 45
20 🇭🇷 Croatia 45
21 🇸🇭 Saint Helena 45
22 🇪🇪 Estonia 45
23 🇬🇬 Guernsey 45
24 🇦🇹 Austria 45
25 🇺🇦 Ukraine 45
26 🇮🇲 Isle of Man 45
27 🇭🇺 Hungary 45
28 🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina 45
29 🇹🇼 Taiwan 45
30 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein 44
31 🇨🇿 Czechia 44
32 🇨🇭 Switzerland 44
33 🇷🇸 Serbia 44
34 🇧🇲 Bermuda 44
35 🇲🇹 Malta 44
36 🇫🇮 Finland 43
37 🇻🇮 Virgin Islands 43
38 🇵🇱 Poland 43
39 🇸🇰 Slovakia 43
40 🇨🇦 Canada 43
41 🇫🇷 France 43
42 🇨🇺 Cuba 43
43 🇲🇴 Macau 43
44 🇳🇱 Netherlands 42
45 🇩🇰 Denmark 42
46 🇧🇾 Belarus 42
47 🇧🇪 Belgium 42
48 🇷🇺 Russia 42
49 🇹🇭 Thailand 42
50 🇧🇧 Barbados 41
51 🇰🇾 Cayman Islands 41
52 🇸🇪 Sweden 41
53 🇨🇰 Cook Islands 41
54 🇲🇪 Montenegro 41
55 🇸🇽 Sint Maarten 41
56 🇦🇼 Aruba 41
57 🇳🇴 Norway 41
58 🇬🇧 UK 41
59 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 41
60 🇮🇪 Ireland 40
61 🇨🇳 China 40
62 🇨🇨 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 40
63 🇲🇩 Moldova 40
64 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 40
65 🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 40
66 🇲🇺 Mauritius 40
67 🇨🇾 Cyprus 40
68 🇸🇬 Singapore 39
69 🇺🇸 U.S. 39
70 🇦🇲 Armenia 39
71 🇸🇨 Seychelles 39
72 🇰🇳 Saint Kitts & Nevis 39
73 🇹🇹 Trinidad & Tobago 39
74 🇻🇬 British Virgin Islands 39
75 🇬🇪 Georgia 38
76 🇯🇪 Jersey 38
77 🇦🇺 Australia 38
78 🇨🇽 Christmas Island 38
79 🇮🇸 Iceland 38
80 🇳🇿 New Zealand 38
81 🇨🇼 Curacao 38
82 🇻🇨 Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 38
83 🇦🇮 Anguilla 37
84 🇩🇲 Dominica 37
85 🇨🇱 Chile 37
86 🇫🇴 Faroe Islands 37
87 🇲🇸 Montserrat 37
88 🇬🇮 Gibraltar 37
89 🇺🇾 Uruguay 37
90 🇱🇧 Lebanon 36
91 🇦🇱 Albania 36
92 🇼🇫 Wallis and Futuna 36
93 🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands 36
94 🇰🇵 North Korea 36
95 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 36
96 🇨🇷 Costa Rica 36
97 🇬🇩 Grenada 35
98 🇵🇫 French Polynesia 35
99 🇵🇼 Palau 35
100 🇬🇱 Greenland 35
101 🇧🇷 Brazil 35
102 🇹🇳 Tunisia 34
103 🇳🇨 New Caledonia 34
104 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 34
105 🇶🇦 Qatar 34
106 🇲🇫 Saint Martin 34
107 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 34
108 🇹🇷 Türkiye 34
109 🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 34
110 🇮🇷 Iran 34
111 🇧🇭 Bahrain 33
112 🇦🇷 Argentina 33
113 🇻🇳 Vietnam 33
114 🇨🇴 Colombia 33
115 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 32
116 🇲🇵 Northern Mariana Islands 32
117 🇧🇳 Brunei 32
118 🇸🇷 Suriname 32
119 🇽🇰 Kosovo 32
120 🇲🇻 Maldives 32
121 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 32
122 🇲🇾 Malaysia 32
123 🇵🇾 Paraguay 32
124 🇫🇯 Fiji 32
125 🇮🇩 Indonesia 32
126 🇲🇳 Mongolia 32
127 🇵🇦 Panama 32
128 🇹🇲 Turkmenistan 31
129 🇻🇪 Venezuela 31
130 🇯🇲 Jamaica 31
131 🇲🇲 Burma 31
132 🇲🇽 Mexico 31
133 🇧🇸 Bahamas 31
134 🇧🇹 Bhutan 31
135 🇲🇦 Morocco 31
136 🇿🇦 South Africa 30
137 🇬🇺 Guam 30
138 🇰🇼 Kuwait 30
139 🇵🇪 Peru 30
140 🇮🇱 Israel 30
141 🇦🇸 American Samoa 30
142 🇮🇳 India 30
143 🇸🇻 El Salvador 30
144 🇧🇩 Bangladesh 30
145 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic 29
146 🇩🇿 Algeria 29
147 🇳🇮 Nicaragua 29
148 🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 29
149 🇨🇻 Cabo Verde 29
150 🇬🇾 Guyana 28
151 🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 28
152 🇫🇲 Micronesia, Federated States of 28
153 🇪🇨 Ecuador 28
154 🇰🇭 Cambodia 28
155 🇹🇻 Tuvalu 28
156 🇳🇷 Nauru 28
157 🇳🇵 Nepal 28
158 🇼🇸 Samoa 27
159 🇴🇲 Oman 27
160 🇰🇮 Kiribati 27
161 🇧🇼 Botswana 27
162 🇧🇿 Belize 27
163 🇧🇴 Bolivia 27
164 🇩🇯 Djibouti 26
165 🇱🇾 Libya 26
166 🇹🇴 Tonga 26
167 🇵🇭 Philippines 26
168 🇭🇳 Honduras 26
169 🇲🇭 Marshall Islands 26
170 🇱🇦 Laos 25
171 🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 25
172 🇯🇴 Jordan 25
173 🇭🇹 Haiti 25
174 🇬🇹 Guatemala 25
175 🇸🇿 Eswatini 25
176 🇻🇺 Vanuatu 25
177 🇪🇬 Egypt 24
178 🇸🇾 Syria 24
179 🇱🇸 Lesotho 24
180 🇵🇰 Pakistan 23
181 🇹🇯 Tajikistan 23
182 🇳🇦 Namibia 23
183 🇰🇲 Comoros 23
184 🇮🇶 Iraq 22
185 🇲🇷 Mauritania 22
186 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 22
187 🇬🇦 Gabon 22
188 🇾🇪 Yemen 22
189 🇵🇸 West Bank 22
190 🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 22
191 🇬🇭 Ghana 21
192 🇪🇷 Eritrea 21
193 🇲🇬 Madagascar 21
194 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 21
195 🇨🇮 Cote d’Ivoire 21
196 🇰🇪 Kenya 21
197 🇸🇹 Sao Tome & Principe 21
198 🇷🇼 Rwanda 21
199 🇹🇬 Togo 21
200 🇨🇬 Congo 21
201 🇹🇱 Timor-Leste 21
202 🇨🇫 Central African Republic 20
203 🇪🇹 Ethiopia 20
204 🇲🇼 Malawi 20
205 🇬🇲 Gambia 20
206 🇦🇫 Afghanistan 20
207 🇱🇷 Liberia 20
208 🇵🇸 Gaza 20
209 🇬🇳 Guinea 19
210 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 19
211 🇳🇬 Nigeria 19
212 🇸🇩 Sudan 19
213 🇸🇳 Senegal 19
214 🇹🇿 Tanzania 19
215 🇸🇴 Somalia 19
216 🇨🇲 Cameroon 19
217 🇸🇸 South Sudan 19
218 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 19
219 🇿🇲 Zambia 18
220 🇧🇮 Burundi 18
221 🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 18
222 🇲🇿 Mozambique 17
223 🇧🇯 Benin 17
224 🇨🇩 DRC 17
225 🇹🇩 Chad 17
226 🇲🇱 Mali 16
227 🇦🇴 Angola 16
228 🇺🇬 Uganda 16
229 🇳🇪 Niger 15

Note: Figures rounded.

Meanwhile, the presence of six European nations on the oldest countries list is a quick insight into the continent’s changing demographic. The UN estimates that one in four Europeans are currently aged 60 and over.

Conversely, many countries in Africa have low life expectancies and high birth rates. This results in the opposite phenomenon: lower median ages.

A low median age also has its own concerns. A higher proportion of children and adolescents can strain the education infrastructure. Without enough job growth, underemployment and unemployment can rise.

However, if managed well, low median ages can lead to a demographic dividend, where the workforce temporarily grows faster than the dependent population, increasing per capita income.

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